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Yolo County (Calif.) Sheriff's Deputy Tony Diaz was ambushed by Norteño gang member Marco Topete after this 2008 pursuit that was captured on dash cam. Topete was given the death penalty Feb. 8. Source: KCRA.
A high-speed pursuit by Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputies punctuated with gunfire ended with a physical confrontation and a K-9 biting the man.
A high speed police pursuit in Hacienda Heights, Calif., ends when a motorcycle rear ends a car on the freeway and flips over, sending the two riders sliding down the road. Injuries to the riders were not life-threatening.
Stationary roadblocks are no longer in wide use, but several innovative products could help officers safely end vehicle pursuits.
Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.
The Michgan State Police released dash-cam footage from the pursuit that involved the death of Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot. Note: To view, press pause/play after sponsor message.